Epidural hematoma

Case contributed by David Cuete


Crash in traffic accident

Patient Data

Age: 40 years
Gender: Male

CT Brain


A large biconvex epidural hematoma in the left frontotemporal region causing mass effect, midline shift and sub-falcine herniation.

There is a linear fracture in the temporal and frontal bone in addition to a right blow-out fracture of the orbit with fat herniation.

Case Discussion

The findings described are consistent with a traumatic epidural hematoma and an orbital blow out fracture.

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